My boyfriend and I have been fighting a lot lately. I can’t even tell you what the fights are about exactly. The thing is, he’s awesome and I’m awesome. And my kid is definitely awesome. But if you take away who we are as people, what remains is our differing positions in life I’m a single mother and he’s a childless dude. It’s a huge disparity that can create a lot of discord without the right level of understanding. If love is about putting in the effort to understand one another, then it’s my duty to express who I am and what I feel. Through this exercise, I put together a few guidelines for dating a single mom.
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(Disclaimer: This will either make you run for the hills or step up your game. )6. Can be the loneliest job in the world. Sure, I am never really alone.
I have my child with me most of the time, and the joy that comes from that is a true blessing. At the same time, I’m taking on the responsibility, that naturally, two people should share. I put in everything I’ve got- physically and emotionally- so he never has to feel like he’s missing a parent. Sometimes I feel pangs of jealousy when I see conventional families with a mother and a father. It must be nice to share these experiences with the one other person who contributed in making your child.
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But there is no sharing as a single mother. Even if I have a village of wonderful people to help me, I am the only person that can be the parent. I invest everything in my child and, at the end of the day, I’ve run out of gas. Vroom! That’s where you come in.
If I am going to be with you, I want you to fuel me in some way. I want to share stuff with you. I want to be with someone who makes me feel alive and makes my time worthwhile. That being said…7. My time with you is golden.
Time with you = Time away from my kid which means you better make sure it is worth it. That doesn t mean we have to have candlelit dinners or climb a mountain every time we’re together. It means that we have to make our time together a priority. That means planning in advance. I do not have the luxury of dropping what I’m doing and heading out.
I have to get a babysitter and schedule how long I can be out and when I need to return. The clock is always ticking for me.